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Pattern Stamping

Hi All!

Today I’m trying out some of my new Stampin’ Up! colors. I love them! The smooth coverage is beautiful. Be sure to use Stampin’ Up! cardstock with them – it really makes a huge difference with the quality of the stamping.

I used my MISTI to get my stamps perfectly aligned for the pattern. I think back to when the Misti first came out. I was very skeptical about it. I thought it was just a luxury item and not worth the cost. Seriously, I was wrong, wrong, wrong. It’s one of my favorite tools that has lots of uses.

Hope you enjoy the video. Have a great weekend!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Flower panel 4 x 5 1/4 inches 10.2 x 13.3 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Bold Flowers
Bold Flowers
SSS Big Thanks
SSS Big Thanks
Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grape
Gorgeous Grape Ink
Stampin' Up! Balmy Blue
Balmy Blue Ink
Stampin' Up! Granny Apple Green
Granny Apple Green Ink
Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight Ink
Daffodil Delight Ink
Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! White Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Bazzill 40lb Vellum
Bazzill 40lb Vellum
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape


  1. wrote on August 10th, 2018 at 7:46 am


    Your card was great. I loved the colour selection too. But, I’m wondering if I might go crazy with this pattern stamping. Ha! Ha! Having said that, I’m willing to try anything – at least once. Hope you have a good weekend as always.

  2. wrote on August 10th, 2018 at 1:16 pm


    Great card and wonderful instructions!

  3. wrote on August 10th, 2018 at 1:20 pm


    Darlene I love this card and the colors! Thank you!

  4. wrote on August 10th, 2018 at 1:21 pm


    WOW!! this is truly a work of love, patience and precision!!! I think it’s beautiful, the colors look so vibrant, especially your new inks.
    Thank you for sharing.

  5. wrote on August 10th, 2018 at 2:19 pm


    I love my MISTI too. Do you like the new ink pads? Are they easier to open than the old ones?

    • wrote on August 10th, 2018 at 6:06 pm


      I like the juiciness of them and the feel of the pad. And I love the new colors. However, I actually prefer the old containers. I guess I’m just used to them and don’t need to stack the pads.

      • wrote on August 11th, 2018 at 5:27 pm


        Thx Darlene. I have such a hard time opening the old containers and I end up getting ink on my fingers. I was hoping the new SU ink pads would be easier. I’ve been trying the Clair VersaFine ink and really like the vibrancy of the colors and the small size of the pads. Easier for me to hold. I guess it’s good we have lots to choose from.

  6. wrote on August 10th, 2018 at 2:21 pm


    Have you tried the new Stampin’ Up Stamparratus? If so, would you do a demo sometime?

    • wrote on August 10th, 2018 at 6:11 pm


      Hi Kris. I don’t have any MISTI competitor products. I admire Iliana and what she created, so I decided not to invest money in other brands that are benefiting from her innovation. I believe there is a lawsuit going on, although I don’t know the status.

      • wrote on August 10th, 2018 at 7:19 pm


        I knew the law suit had the TH stamping platform named, but not Stampin’ UP! good to know. I admire your loyalty.

  7. wrote on August 10th, 2018 at 2:49 pm


    I’m right there with you on the MISTI! When it first came out, I hemmed & hawed, read/watched a lot of reviews, and finally decided to go for it. I have NEVER regretted getting it! It just saves me time, paper, and probably a TON of aggravation. I do love the color palette you chose for your card. I never thought of using a grid sheet for that kind of precision. But I don’t think I’ve used my MISTI to do an all-over background like that, either. I might have to give it a try sometime. Add it to my ever-growing list of things to try out! LOL Thanks so much for sharing this, Darlene! I remembered this morning that it’s Friday, & my first thought was, “Yay–a Live Love Cards video day!!!” I’ve been nursing a bad back for almost 3 weeks now, so anything that makes my day is a good thing! I saw the physical therapist yesterday for an evaluation, and now have to wait for the insurance to approve treatment. Hopefully I can start therapy either next week or early the week after. I am SOOOO ready to be over this! Hope you have a great weekend! 😺 ~ Andrea

    • wrote on August 10th, 2018 at 4:21 pm


      Fingers crossed you are soon feeling yourself again Andrea. 💐

    • wrote on August 10th, 2018 at 6:12 pm


      Thank you for your sweet comments, Andrea. I really hope your back feels better soon!

    • wrote on August 11th, 2018 at 5:19 pm


      Andrea, my back has been bothering me too! It’s been keeping me from crafting and it’s so aggravating. I did have a good day yesterday and was able to meet with my craft group but I’m paying for it today. Hope yours is better soon!

  8. wrote on August 10th, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Carol Mac

    Wow…precision! I think I would have just used a block and stamped randomly all over the place, but it would not have come out as nicely aligned as yours! It really makes a difference! Have a great weekend! 😎

  9. wrote on August 10th, 2018 at 4:24 pm


    I had to watch this twice, it makes so much sense to use the tools we have and your precision is inspiring. I’m going to give this a try this afternoon. Loving the crisp colours and the drop shadow thanks sentiment.

  10. wrote on August 10th, 2018 at 9:50 pm


    I love watching your artistic flair and precision Darlene. I am not sure whether I can achieve your patience but I will give it a go. I love your colours and thought this card would come up beautifully with all kinds of multiple colour combinations as a set. Enjoy your weekend.

  11. wrote on August 11th, 2018 at 8:57 am


    Thank you for this video. I learned heaps with using that transparent grid. That’s very handy. I hadn’t thought of using that “trick”.

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